bloc bloc  /b ˈlɑk/


  • (n) a group of countries in special alliance


  1. Poland's brash union organizer stood up to the Kremlin and dealt the Eastern bloc a fatal blow.
  2. For 10 years following the collapse of the Berlin Wall, PTI contract photographer Anthony Suau has traveled the lands of the former Soviet bloc.
  3. Built in Soviet-bloc Yugoslavia, the Yugo had the distinct feeling of something assembled at gunpoint.


  1. Caricom launches ‘aid for trade’ strategy

    Caribbean trade bloc countries have asked financial experts from Southern and Eastern Africa to explain how they have secured nearly $10 billion in pledges from donor nations to help them improve thei
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New York Amsterdam News

  2. Exclusive: Creditors, governments must pay in any euro bank rescue - document

    By Matthias Sobolewski BERLIN (Reuters) - Bondholders and governments will always have to contribute to shoring up a failing euro zone bank even when the bloc's bailout fund ESM offers direct aid, according to an EU document obtained by Reuters. Seeking to limit the burden on euro zone taxpayers, "private capital resources will be explored as a first solution, including sufficient contributions ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Bloc Party to Take Another Extended Break

    Photo by Emma Svensson Bloc Party will be going on an extended break once their Four cycle wraps up in July, the National Post reports ( via the Guardian ). Guitarist Russell Lissack told the Post that the band would take off "At least six months, maybe a year maybe two years, it’s hard to say." He added, "Once we start taking time off, people start doing their own thing. So once people start ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Pitchfork


  1. "I am certain that Netanyahu will be the next prime minister," said Likud lawmaker Gilad Erdan. "Netanyahu has a clear advantage because the right-wing parties have a larger bloc. The test is not which party gets the most votes, but which...
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Gilad Erdan Source: CBS News

  2. "The emergence of the powerful military bloc at our borders will be seen as a direct threat to Russia's security," Putin said. "I heard them saying today that the expansion is not directed against Russia. But it's the potential, not...
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source: News 10NBC

  3. "They use the numbers of a mob to avoid detection. We saw this tactic - often called a Black Bloc tactic - demonstrated in all its mindless violence and destruction," Blair said. "I want to assure you that the persons responsible will be held...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Bill Blair Source:

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